Increasing free testosterone : total testosterone

  1. Increasing free testosterone : total testosterone


    How can you increase your free testosterone : total testosterone ratio?

    This blood test came back last week and I'd like to increase my free testosterone

    Thanks in advance



  2. For a natural lifter your numbers are already in the upper end of the "normal range". You could try a natural testosterone boosting product like Alphamax, but since your numbers are already in the higher range a natural product may not have a significant impact.

    Is there a particular reason you want your test higher? Are you have difficulty with anything (lifting, recovery, sexual health, etc.)?
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  3. Increasing free testosterone : total testosterone


    Quote Originally Posted by john.patterson View Post
    For a natural lifter your numbers are already in the upper end of the "normal range". You could try a natural testosterone boosting product like Alphamax, but since your numbers are already in the higher range a natural product may not have a significant impact.

    Is there a particular reason you want your test higher? Are you have difficulty with anything (lifting, recovery, sexual health, etc.)?
    I'm keen to maximise the return on the time I'm investing.
    I'm glad to see I've recovered and am pretty happy with the general state of things, the testosterone reading is a pleasant surprise. I'm aware that free testosterone is the 'one that counts' for anabolism and I'd like to get that up to the upper bound as total testosterone is.

    There's a bottle of alphamax at home but I'm not sure what would happen if I used it. Seeing as total testosterone is currently above the upper bound of the normal range, is there a risk that it'd lead to something negative? It's because of this that I'm particularly looking into ways of specifically increasing free testosterone

    I'm currently reading into exactly what SHBG, albumin bound test and free test are for, how they're formed and the factors influencing their balance and conversion
  4. Increasing free testosterone : total testosterone


    There is nothing wrong with your testosterone but Id be concerned why your liver enzymes are that high. Tells me you are NOT recovered.

    Your alkaline phosphatase being high tells me your bone density is decreasing. Id get that checked.
    May I suggest using this app to track your bloodwork tests:
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  5. Increasing free testosterone : total testosterone


    Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    There is nothing wrong with your testosterone but Id be concerned why your liver enzymes are that high. Tells me you are NOT recovered.

    Your alkaline phosphatase being high tells me your bone density is decreasing. Id get that checked.
    Thanks for the feedback I'll follow it up with my doctor. I've been digging through my old blood tests and the relatively pages are attached below. Three and two years ago I had some general blood tests done which indicated that certain liver enzymes were high. The first few of these were done before I started taking any supps that are meant to boost testosterone although I was taking some vitamins to enhance liver function. The doc at the time said that the abnormalities may be indicative of hepatitis, but after a few tests which tested specifically for hepatitis, that was ruled out.
    The bloods below from last year all show that my alkaline phosphatase was in the middle of the normal range. Since those were done, nothing's really changed in my diet or supplementation so I'm curious as to why there was the change. I'll follow it up with my doc
    Does anything else catch your eye?

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